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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Core strength / Mid-life crisis

I don't know if this has anything to do with mountain climbing but I've decided to increase my core strength, whatever that is.

So I've begun two foolhardy programmes: 100 push ups and 200 sit ups .

It's a six week programme. Erm... so far I've only done one day and my arms are already sore from push ups. Sit-ups (or rather, curl ups) are easier for me, so no soreness yet, but I am probably speaking too soon.

3 comments:

  1. Great idea. I probably don't do enough sit ups. Hate ab work. I try to do push ups everyday..don't be too fussed if you can't make it up to 100. It's really tough to get to 100. 10-20 done in sets will make a big difference in terms of strength and you won't build big muskles. And when we get old, it will help break our falls :)

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  2. i am the opposite. hate push ups. would gladly trade for sit ups. There's a recent NYT article that says that it's a myth that lighter weights and more reps means less bulky muscles!

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  3. Have to stop at 20 or so push ups coz that's when my head starts to spin. Have to show you photo of my arms one day pre-pushups. Gigantic.

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